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Flock of Automobiles in San
Francisco for Honolulu Deal
ers Lack of Space on Ships;
- from Coast Cause or ueiay
NEARLY every automobile dealer
m the city of Honolulu is anxl-
1 1 mill ftwittins receipt . of the;
ablpmcnt of cars ordered a week, two
or threo weeks ago. Owing to lack cl
cargo space on the steamers plying
between the coast, and the Hawaiian
Islands there has. been considerable
lelajr In delivery. It la estimated that
there are at least five hundred tars
lying In storage In San Francisco
awaiting the time when a little space
can bo secured on board a steamer
for Honolulu. A large majority of
these cars have already been sold and
on their arrival here will aimply be
turned over to purchasers. -Beside
the delay In the delivery of
automolf there has likewise bcea .
a delakViVne shipment of Urcs. -Ao-.f
tcsnobllo service dealers and represen-1
tatlvea of well-known tire firms are .
experiencing tne greatest uuucmiy
- supplying the local demand. Some who
hia manaeed to do bo are hoping
against hope that the next steamer
will bring in the Urea that were or-
dered weeks ago. v
Accessories Delayed:
Delivery of other automobile acces
sories, have suffered in tne same way.
Lamps, axles, bumpers, chains, cas
Ints and the thousand and one things
that go to make an automobile ser
- -viceable and comfortable are hard to
6btain and although some of the deal
. era have considerable old stock on
land ' only a f ew . shipments , of new
accessories have been received.
The local manager of one automo
bile company" today told of how their
: shipment ot ' SO cars arrived in San
Francisco several weeks ago and ,on
- a promise from the steamship com
pany of s pace. on the steamer lmme-
! : diately the flock was rushed from the
train to the wharf where It was learn
ed that it would bo Impossible for
v the boat to take them on that trip.
The cars then had to be taken back
and stored in a San Francisco garage
and the local dealer has had to pay
the high cost of storage ever since
then. Even today he Is not certain
when his cars will be shipped.
-I'm not blaming the . steamship
company,"' be said, ""because ten to
v. no the government took the available
spac5vtat ship somethlng here, but it
was an awful disappointment.' -i; .
.Waiting Three Weeks
-Another dealer declared today that
i is shipment of cars has been lying
la San Francisco for three weeks
awaiting space on a boat for the; is
land and remarked that if he got the
cars within two weeks he would con
slder himself lucky.
Other dealers in this city have no
tified their shipping" agents in San
Francisco to "keep right on the job
; watchnfor a bit of available space
on bf any ship leaving for Hono-
lulu. r C k
; Most of the local branches are -con-'
adent that their cars will be delivered
within a month's time and . some are
f sure that the next steamer will bring
? their lot,, ' " a '
xThe 'tut ':::'; 'if
-i A canvass of the various dealers re
peals the fact that at least 500 auto
mobiles will be added to the total al
v ready on the island of Oahu when the
cars ordered reach here. The von
Hamm-Young Co. expects quite a largo
number of cars including the new ser
ies of the Chandlers, Dodges, Buicks,
v Cadillacs and Roamers , 1;
The Royal , Hawaiian, Garage looks
forward to more than a 'score ot new
series cars of thoReo and Cole mod-
cls.-.Reo trucks are' also expected In
:.'.'..iho same delivery.:,--". ;-'.r
,; The Schuman Carriage Co. while not
luaklng public the number; of Chalm
ers and other makes expected, ad
; jnits that a number of new series cars
should arrive on the next boat. ; . , !
; Smoot & Stei'nhauser ate anxiously ;
awaiting the arrival" bf the batch; of j
v cars ordered and fully expect-to, see
delivery made within the next; two
. -weeks. Ables-Hertsche Co.'is another
?"jm that has been slightly, hampered
.Tjy. the : lack of shfpin$ l stac r- cn
boats to the island, bat has; managed
to meet demands to .date and snres
that its .new delivery will he; made
" tn Ume to handle the autumn trade.-. !
- Frank Coombs of the Elgin- rSlx
agency is hoping against hope that his
r order - will be filled -within the 'next
few "weeks. ;. .r-
in the Tire Trade" . -V-: . N.
Among the tire dealers-the Retire
Supply Co. has, its schedule mapped
tor the arrivals of a big shipment of
Federal tires. The - Auto Service J &
Supply Co. has some Goodyear tires
and casing coming shortly and the
TacMtirt Viilrmlxinr fin has 30ft Mrw
I' hawk JJres on the way.
f .f Tf JKH hem RuirreKted that when all
the( 1 cars arrive in town a small
autoi!tfle show exhibiting the new
models be held and a large percentage
of dealers are looking with favor up
on the Idea. Just how far the mat
ter will be carried " is uncertain un
til the shipments due are delivered.
Do Not Blame Ships 7 - " ' ; A
; Practically all the dealers in the'
city are unanimous In the expression
of opinion that the steamship com
panies are doing everything possible
to hurry local delivery and all are
looking forward to an early solution
Vt the problem of delayed shipments.-
When going down a long hill shut
off Ignition. This .also saves gasoline.
Cven If yon use the engine as a brake,
with throttle closed you draw ; very
little gasoline. : If throttle Js opened.
however, you draw vout a great deal.! Sill and Harold- Price, and have a
go keet throttle closed. - i ready started mma, their duties., .r:
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Thcfirtt Kcox Traction Unit to arrive In Honolulu was driven about
features. The unit is adaptable to any size of a car Jhat does not have
attached to a Cadillac and performed Its tests satisfactorily. It Is made
vehicle may be attached with "the same success.
U, S. Motor Exports for
July Show Huge Increase
Over Figures of Last Yeai j
American automobile "manufac
turers continue to reap a. harvest
in foreign 1 fields, according to
figures made public by the ae
partreent of commerce.
During July last . they , sent to
various foreign countries' . " 6467
cars,, valued at $7,183,583. to
gether with parts to the value of
12,130,938. .
Thla is a substantial gain over
7 the exports for the corresponding
period of 1916. Figures follow:
Commercial care, 1386. valued at
: $3,561,583; passenger cars, 5081,
valued at $3,621,539.
, For i the seven months' period
: ended July, 1917, the exports
' were 8572 commercial machines,
valued' at $20,620,076, and 41.143 '
pleasure cars, valued at $30,752,
081, together with parts to the
value of $16,958,419. V1 "
: With the fall season at hand the
con vertiblb-body carthe open afid
closed vehicle in sone unit-prqmises
to' be more popular than ever... Sev
eral of the leading manufacturers arc
already Increasing their production of
this typeand the sales reports from
the field are said to be most encour
aging.. '"-! - "J.' ' " .'
- No discussion of the convertible
body type of car Is complete without
reference, to.the novel, four-dooj,. Cole
eight . tonrsedan; This .'offering , was
first shown to the public ar the larger
automobile, shows . early , this "year,
when It attracted an" unusual amount
of attention; " The Cole Motor 7 Car
Company was unable to produce it in
quantities, however, ' - for - several
r onths, becansey or inability, to get
the "necessary imate'rlals. . ;;' "
Ilowever,1 the Cole ' company had
succeeded 4n, oATrconung' this,, and
production. M going fdriard" In fell
swing. . George S. Wells of the " Royal
Hawaiian .CiarSge expects to have
some of;the new series ole4 cars ar
rive on theChext steamer from the
coast, together ith a number of . Reo
leA8uro,cars a.nd Reo. truchs. The
fcoyal ;Hawaiian . Garage received .29
bundles of- ? Pennsylvania - Cop Urea
earlythis I -week and ; the demand- is
rapidly depleting the supply on hand. r
.The Pennsylvania tires go like, hot
rakes la winter'' months. . said Mr.
Wells yesterday owlng; to their reli
ability onr wet 'streets. .
; Five ' hundred cans of "five-minute-cures-for-tires
will arrive in the city
early- next - week from the coast for
th e Talsho. '. Vulcanizing ; company. " . Th 9
five minute cures are something new
ir. the way of tire patching paste and
are expected to fell like the proverl
lal hot cakes.
A shipment of Mohawk tires is also
due on November 1; for this concern.
The shipment is expected to contain
300 tires ot this brand. The Taisho
Vulcanizing 1 company has found the
markets brisk for 'this particular tire
and is stocking up for the winter
trade.- Further shipments win arrive
during the months r
The Von Hamm-Young garage me
rbaaics force was increased by the
addition of two members early this
vcek, both of whom come from San
i Francisco. - The two men were L H.
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UCH emphasis haa been placed
i out the United States, who within the recent monthg have .announced
motor cars. Consequently when the price of steel was cut in half some
tween President Woodrow Wilson and the steel magnates the question naturally suggested itself as to whether
the automobile buyer would reap the benefit.
The presidents of five of the leading autonv bile manufacturing companies in United States were interviewed
and their replies follow:
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 1. Alvan Macaiiley, president
Packard Motor Car Company, said: The government
agreement respecting the price of pig iron probably would
favorably affect the price of motor cars ultimately, un
less, as expected, increases in the cost of labor and the
general expense of operating the manufacturing plants
should offset the lower cost of materials. . .
Any lowering of the' price of automobiles, however,
could hot he effective for at least sir months, since vir
tua.UyaU manufacturers buy materials and stock up that
far aheajd.
KENOSHA, Wis.. Oct. 1. C , ,W.
Nafch, president t Nash Motors Com
pany, said; "Most decidedly, the fix
ing of prices on steel by the govern
ment and the steel companies v will
have co bearing whatever upon the
price of automobiles. This is due to
the fact that all automobile concerns
and those supplying the accessory
parts of automobiles have contracted
for their steel and, in many cases,
have a large quantity of steel going
through work and process. Any price
arrangement between the govern
ment and the steel companies will not
reduce the cost to the manufacturer
of automobiles one cent.
"I am prepared to believe that all
contracts now In existence, which are
usually made for several months
ahead with the steel companies, will
stand exactly as they were made." i
U.S. Government
. ; DETROIT, Mich. Carl G. Fisher,-
of Indianapolis, originator and
. now vice president and director
of the Lincoln Highway associa
. tion. has been giving practically
Vail of his time recently to the gov
, ernntnt in the promotion of aero--'nautics.
Mr. Fisher is supervis-
ing. the laying out of a trial aerial
. route in Indiana and Illinois, se
curing the necessary landing
"places along the way and provid
Ingfor a system of electrical sig
nal lights for the instruction and
guidance of government flyers in
the air at night.
I If' Mr. Fisher's aerial routing
plan meets with the success he
hopes, it is entirely probable that
a national routing of similar char
acter will be established by the
government Mr. Fisher has in
mind the selection of the Lincoln
highway for this route. To make
the plan practical, one adopted,
it will be necessary for the cities,
towns and communities along the
Lincoln highway to give their ac
tive cc-cperation in the matter of
establishing suitable landing sta
tions and providing the electric
facilities for the promotion of
night flying. .
; :
Many, persons have been wondering
just who have been the biggest users
of gasoline in England under the pres
ent licensing system. Some news
papers have been arguing that private
motor cars were using too great a per
centage and that there was too much
Joy-riding for war times. To answer
th situation the president of the
board of trade, which Jias this matter
tn hand, ha made an ofScial invesU-
Founder Serving
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the downtown streets yesterday to
the transmission on the rear axle.
in three sizes two, three and five-ton
on the soaring cost of pig iron and steel
DETROIT, Mich. Walter E. Flan
ders, president Max well Motor Co.,
"It is my opinion that the announced
reduction in the price of pig iron,
steel, and' some other raw materials
by the United States government will
noCfor some time to come, affect
the retail selling price of automobiles.
"Automobile manufacturers have
contracted for material at present
prices a good many months in ad
vance, in order to protect themselves
against delays in deliveries, and the
steel mills and blast : furnaces are so
crowded with government w ork and
Other Work that they will have no op
portunity to produce materials at the
new prices for many months to come.
"This should not be taken as a
forecast, but simply as the opinion of
one producer of automobiles."
4- 4
When you come across a cross-
Ing here's a simple rule for
' you.
Stop and look and listen and be
sure that you can view
The track from every angle and
that nothing is in sight,
Then start again your journey.
-- and you'll cross the crossing
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While most of the prices for other
makes have been jumping rapidly in j
the last few months the Ford car has j
remained stable and its boosters i
pointed with pride and predicted that
the old reliable would 'always remain
the same. But there Is a shock in
store for intending purchasers of Ford
cars. Schuman Carriage Co., local
agents, received word yesterday from
the head factory on the mainland that
on account of Increase in the price of
bodjt materials all Ford closed cars
would be increased in price shortly.
The war tax figures on the Ford car
4 were also given out. A three per cent
tax will be levied on the list price of
cars and this tax must be paid by the
purchaser at the time he pays his li
cense fee.
gation, and his report shows that only
nine per: cent of the fuel is consumed
by private motor cars, which includes
all private cars employed on govern
ment work and those In connection
with munition' factories.
allow the public to inspect Its many
During its showing yesterday it was
capacity. Any other horse-drawn
by automobile manufactures through-
sharp increases in the prices of their
few weeks a-o by agreement be
CLEVELAND, O., Oct. 1 Edward S. Jordan, president
Jordan Motor Car Company, said: The reduced price of
steel will not affect the inventories carried by motor car
manufacturers for several months. Furthermore, it will
not offset the increased cost of production, due to reduced
output. .
The big cost items contributing to increased prices
are transportation and labor. There ,will be a shortage
of motor cars this winter, not because of increased de
mand, but dun to decreased production and the difficulties
of transportation.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Oct. 1 F., E.
Moskovics. vice-president Nordyke &
Marmon Company, said: We, here,
cannot see where the price reduction
of steel will make any vast differ
ence in the price of motor cars.
By analyzing the problem and con
sidering the total tonnage of steel
involved, with thi pro rata reduction,
you will readily see that the price
of steel has not regulated the- ad
vance in motor car prices so much
as the price of every sing!e thing in
the car, from glass; to tires and labor,
which is an infinitely greater Item
than raw steel which shows no varia
tion in price. All operative costs,
power and machine tools are in exact
ly the same position.
Eventually the matter of steel prices
may have some influence, but not in
the immediate future.
Don't Deflate
Tires In Heat
Bibee Advises
It has been the custom of many
motorists who leave their cars
parked in the sunshine while at
work downtown to deflate their
tires. This is a mistake accord
ing to Bill Bibee of the Auto Ser
vice Supply company, and as he is
one of the best tire experts in the
city; be ousht to know. He has
made a thorough study of the mat
ter and warns motorists againet
deflating their tires when the car
is in the sunshine.
"If anything," says Bibee, "put
in more air. Take for instance a
four inch tire. Put ia eight pounds
and it will expand in the hot
weather more than a pound or so
because the size tire is made for
twenty pounds to the Inch.
"But take the tire that is deflat
ed and see what happens. Thpre
is a good deal of friction in the
casing and this friction causes ex
pansion. "In the evening the drop in tem-.
perature sends the pressure down
and as a result the pressure is con
stantly changing which is the
worst possible thing for a tire."
Only three motor cars arrived on
the steamer from the mainland which
came into port early In the week and
all three cars were for the govern
ment. One was a huge Federal truck
for the Pearl Harbor navy station and
the other two were Holt tractors, also
for the same place. .
Opening the relief valves to 3ee If
a cylinder is missing explosions is a
good way, but it sometimes fails un
less you speed np the motor. Give
the engine plenty of gas, and you will
frequently get a burst of flame
through the valve from what you
1 thought was a dead cylinder.
Chas. N. Arnold, Chairman of Roads Committee of Board of
Supervisors, Says Policy of Administration Will Be One
Largely of Roads Has Half a Dozen Big Projects and
" a Thousand Little Ones in Mind
HALF a million dollars to, put the roads of Oahu and par
ticularly the business section of Honolulu in ood con
'dition will be spent in 1918 by the board of supervisors. Chas.
X. Arnold, chairman of the roads committee, outlined half a
dozen hi g projects and a thousandf little ones he has ti mind
for 'improving' the downtown section of the city and nlo
the outside road?. 4 f
4i We'll spend at least that much and more if we can get
it, but when we get through there will be a big change in the
aspect of the roads throughout this city and county de-
dared Mr. Arnold yesterday.
Ampng the projects which will be
started next year will, be improve-
iments for streets In the business sec-
tho vialA mad T.itiha. street.
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I King street south, and Kins street.
Wajkikl way, Nuuanu street, Here-
tania street, Puuloa roaa, uisnop
street and a hundred other plans in
eluding work in the Fourth district.
Situation Surveyed
The roads committee of the board
has spent the past few weeks making
a survey of the city and county with
a view to mapping out the work to
be undertaken next year. This in
Keep Posted. Events Sched
uled of Interest to Auto
mobile Owners or Dealers
Oct. 13 Finish of Chicago Au
tomobile Club master driver's
run, to Oshkosh, Madison andv
Milwaukee, Wis.
Opening of Grand Prlxes,. 20,
30, 500 and 100 mile races at
Closing day of Cincinnati Auto
Oct. 13 Opening of Dallas,
Texas, Auto . Show.
Oct. 20 Speedway race at Un
iontown, Pa;
Nov. 5 Opening of Los An
geles Auto Show.
Nov. 12 Opening of Denver
Auto Show. '
Jan. 5 Opening of New- York
Auto Show. f . .
Jan. 26 Chicago Auto Show.
February San Francisco Auto
Show.- .
March 2 Boston Auto Show.
The activities of the motorcycle
equad, especially Officers Branco and
Ferrera, have resulted in the arrest
and conviction of a great number of
motorists during the past week. The
principal offenses are running with
out proper lights, operating the car
with cutout open, speeding and fail
ing to stop when approaching a street
car discharging passengers.
Judge Irwin is backing the officers
lators. It is a rare cas3 when an of-
fender gets off scosfree. Nearly
every one of the persons haled be
fore the magistrate pleaded guilty
and meekly, paid bis fine. Few of
them are caught the second time.
The Police Trap
The new paved street on Beretania
avenue, between iflapai and Punahou
streets, has been a source of trouble
to motorists: They generally hit it
up along the smooth roadway and as
a result are stopped by the officers.
Beretania street is at present as pop
ular with autoists as Kalakaua ave
nue, and the speedsters are just as
prominent The motorcycle v squad,
however, have been keeping their eyes
on the new thoroughfare, and the mo
torists have corae to realize that they
must keep within the law whether it
is an ideal speedway or not. Follow
ing is a list of persons arrested dur
ing the past week:
The List
Oct 15 F. J. Nelson; driving auto
without chauffeur's certificate; fined
Oct 13 E. Miner; violating speed
limia; fined $25.
Oct 15 F. S. Connfck; violating
muffler ordinance; fined 110.
Oct. 16 Charles Crane; failing to
display proper lights; fined $10.
K Oct. 17 Mrs. A. Soares: rules on
passing street car; forfeited bail,
Oct. 17 H. Knaack; violating muf
fler ordinance; fined $10.
Oct 17 Takahashi; rules on pass
ing street cars; fined $10.
Following is a list of those who
have been granted temporary auto li
censes, and the machines they are au
thorized to operate: .
James McAIpine, Schuman Carriage
Co., Dodge; Amelia Soares, Emma
street Dodge; Alexander Balllie, 509
Young street Dodge; John Dixon,
Scholield, Indian; Ralph Barker, Shat
ter, Harley; Wagner wens, Schofield,
spection has now been concluded In
part and yesterday Chairman Arnold
gave out the list of the various pro
jects which will receive first atten
tion in the 1918 program.
"The first thing is permanent roads
for the business section," he said,
"from River to Richards street and -from
IVretania to the waterfront.
That will have to be given first con
sideration. I have suggested that the
section be laid out in units, the con
tracts to be let for one unit a a time y
or the cortract to be let for the whc-
thins at cn.ee If the money caa be
found and the work starred and kept
going." said Mr. Arnold.
Waialae Road
"The next project should be the
Waialae road from King street and
Beretania to Twelfth avenue. The re
location of tracks in the center of this
street will give ns a chance to pat
In permanently improved roads.
"1 have it in mind to see that im
provement in the Fourth district takes
place next year as well as In the
Fifth district. The neighborhood may
not be so pleasant but wKh the Im
provement of the roads in the district
a better class of buildings will prob
ably go op. -
"Then there Is the Llllha street
work from Klflg to the top. This
streef is in bad condition and repairs
upon it are useless. We will simply
have to tear up the old road and, put
in a permanent road.. This Is one
thing that must be done.
King Street .
"Doubletracking of KiRg street
should take place next year and with
the relocation of the tracks we will
have to-take advantage of the. work
to put In a good road on both sides of
the street
"Mr. Ballentyne, of the Rapid Tran
sit Co., told me before he left that
during his stay on the mainland he
would interview Judge Gary In th
East with a view to getting the steel
Tails, ordered long ago, shipped , to
Honolulu. .
h "Going out Ewa way on King street
the relocation of the tracks will also
permit" us to do some work. "
Beretania Street
"Then there is Beretania street from
Punahou to Waialae road. The open
ing of this street out will relieve the
congestion of traffic to Kalmuki. dis
trict on King street. jr
"Puuloa road, an extension of Bish
op street from Queen to the water
front and a possibility of sending it
the other way. from Hotel to Bere
tania street, thie Puuloa road cut-off
across Kalihi harbor, Nuuanu street
work and the island belt road are a
few other thlngswhlch I might men
tion will take place in 1918.
: "Now about that Nuuanu street
jThat must be fixed. Every tourist who
makes the round the island trip goes
by way ef the Pali and he Is disgusted
Ahe ' Pe.njnLI'a".ofAhe
I can assure you that we will spend
every bit of half a million and when
we get through there will be notice
able difference In the road situation
on this island. We are going to give
Oahu good roads and every cent that
we can get from every source will
be used for that purpose." concluded
Mr. Arnold.
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The list of the changes in numbers
and new numbers granted to automo
bile owners during the week. Cut
this out and paste it in your book of
automobile numbers. The Star-Bul
letin publishes each week similar lists
in order that the motorists can keep
their books up to date.
Following Is the list of automobile
licenses and the names of drivers
since October 15:
289 Mrs. C. J. McCarthy, Dodge.
1220 John Lemes, Oakland.
1293 Mrs. J. D. Marques, Maxwell.
1793 Tso Sin Mau. lord.
1838 J. M. Edwards, Dodge.
1901 J. H.-Glveno, Overland.
2131 Mrs. A. H. Tairleton. Buick.
2216 G. W. Paul. Locomobile.
2830 Loo Fing, Chandler.
2858 A. Borba. Ford.
3272 George Ellison, Reo.
3273 T. ImaL Ford.
,3274 Palace of Sweets, Federal.
3275 J. Iwanaga, Maxwell.
3276 K. Fujiwara, Ford.
Indian; Bruce Sheldon, Ford; Walter
CoHagen, 1835 Wilder avenue; William
Crokaw, Schofield, Studebaker; Wil
liam J. Nolan, Shafter, Studebaker;
John Showers, St Elmo hotel; James
Lewis, Jr., Makiki street; Carlos Val
ladao. Fort Kamehameha, Chalmers; ;
Antone Cavaso, 89 Judd 'street, Hen
derson ; G. J. Glover,. Schofield, Ex
celsior; John Lemes, 575 Magellan
avenue, Oakland; R. D. Scudder, 1325 r
Plikol street Overland; Y. IshiL Kat -r
muki. Maxwell; Claude Lehmea, '
Shafter, Saxon; Alice Dowsett Pca-,
bou street Pierce-Arrow -

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